There’s something about men in uniforms…even it it’s just shorts and firemen t-shirts.
As I approached the cardio equipment there they were…three firemen running in unison on the treadmills. I was planning on using a treadmill for a few minutes to warm up before getting on the stairmaster…so I moved in on the firemen.
Well I lost my nerve and got on a treadmill one away although there was one open right next to the firemen.
I always feel safer at the gym when they are there. I haven’t figured out if they have a specific schedule yet but I have noticed that it’s more likely that I’ll see them when I work out earlier in the morning. I suppose it’s good that I haven’t figured out their schedule. If I had I might qualify as a firemen stalker.
Within a few minutes of hopping on the treadmill the song “Fire Burning” by Sean Kingston… “Somebody call 911…” started playing on my iPod Shuffle and I thought…no need they are here to my left getting their cardio on.
For a brief moment I thought…”that’s it maybe I can be a fire-person…I’m in good physical shape…I bet I could pass whatever fitness test they have to take.” Then I came to my senses and realized I’m better off just watching the firemen run on the treadmills or use the stairmaster. I’m not going to be a fire-person.
I gotta tell you all of the firemen I see at the gym are in good shape. I wonder if LVAC let’s them use the gym for free? It would be a win/win for everyone. Free workouts for the firemen and firemen in the building for a few hours a day…not a bad deal.
I cannot tell you any more about their workout…other than they definitely do cardio. I also saw a couple of other firemen in the stretching area. I’m sure they do strength training too but on the days I see them I’m focusing on cardio so of course the firemen I see are in the cardio area.
Other than not being hard on the eyes the firemen create a little diversion for me…they take my mind off of my workout for a few minutes. If I’m lucky and timing is on my side they are around for my entire 45 minutes of cardio and as a result the time flies by as I ponder their presence at the gym and giggle when “Fire Burning” plays.
When you workout as much as I do these little trips in my mind make all the difference. Cardio does get a bit repetitive so I welcome distractions, especially when they are firemen!
Until tomorrow! Kathi